Official: President manages to meet with three UOC hierarchs

Metropolitan Simeon attended both the Council of Bishops at the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and the meeting with the President at the Ukrainian House

Late on November 13, Petro Poroshenko met with three hierarchs of the UOC. The meeting took place at the Ukrainian house behind closed doors.

Petro Poroshenko managed to meet with the hierarchs of the UOC out of 90 bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, reports the BBC News Ukraine with reference to the director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies Rostislav Pavlenko. The BBC correspondent reports that he saw with his own eyes "at least three hierarchs". The meeting was held behind closed doors at the Ukrainian House late on November 13.

According to Pavlenko, at the meeting, the President shared with the bishops his impressions about the negotiations with the Patriarch of Constantinople, and the hierarchs, in turn, expressed their support for the process of obtaining autocephaly of the Church in Ukraine.

“A considerable part of the episcopate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate is in favour of the creation of a Single Local Orthodox Church,” said Pavlenko.

As reported by theReligiina Pravda” (“Religious Truth”) resource, the meeting was attended by Metropolitan Alexander (Drabinko), Metropolitan Simeon of Vinnitsa and Bar, and Archbishop Filaret of Novaya Kakhovka and Genichesk.

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